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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition

BOSTON – A Springfield man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Springfield to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

Hector Navarro, 29, pleaded guilty two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for Sept. 6, 2018.

In September 2016, Navarro possessed a Mossberg, model 500, 12 gauge shotgun, and in October 2016, he possessed a Stoeger, model Cougar 8000, 9mm pistol; an Irwindale Arms Inc., model Automag III, .30 caliber pistol; a Coast to Coast, model CC660, 12 gauge shotgun; 12 rounds of 9mm ammunition; one round of .380 ammunition; and three rounds of .30 caliber ammunition.

Due to a prior conviction of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, Navarro is prohibited from possessing firearms.

The charge provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, at least one year of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

Firearms Offenses
Updated June 5, 2018